Monday, December 3, 2012

Safe items and no no's to do for rabbits

  1. What NOT to feed your rabbit: Rabbits are fond of vegetables, but not all fruits and veggies contain ingredients that are suitable for them.

  2. You should definitely limit the amount of calcium-rich veggies and fruits
    you feed them. Calcium can ultimately cause health complications.


  • Absolutely never feed your rabbit cauliflower! This is vital
    information! They are unable to pass gas and cauliflower will cause them to need
    to, which puts their lives in danger!!!!

  • Any fruits and veggies should be bought from a store and cleaned, rather
    than picked from your neighborhood or backyard. These backyard harvests often
    contain hazardous chemicals and pesticides.








  1. How
    Much to Feed Your Rabbit:

    This
    all depends on their size. Small rabbits (2lbs - 6lbs) are fine on about a 1/2
    cup to 1 cup daily. Larger than that should have 1 cup daily, possibly a cup and
    a half if they are over 10 lbs. Ones that are pregnant or nursing kits should
    always be free fed. Once again, talk with your vet to determine proper food
    servings for your particular breeds.

  2. Where
    to get Rabbit Food:
    Part
    of taking care of a rabbit, is finding the best food possible. Pellets can be
    found at any local grain elevator, farm supply store, or pet store. Timothy Hay
    can often be found in the same location. Often the feed found at grain elevators
    or farm supply store will be of a higher quality, and the employees will often be more knowledgeable
    about it.

Caution:
  • Absolutely NO Cauliflower!!!

Quick Tips:
  • Water is a rabbit's #1 important
    nutrient!!!